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Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
flare. tonight a final poll on where this race stands and how sandy could impact the election. >>> plus the new big storm closing in threatening to disrupt a massive recovery operation. >>> and making a difference, the marathon may be off, but the race is on to help some of the hardest hit victims of the storm. from our election home, "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in just over 48 from now, the first polling places here on the east coast will close in the presidential election. the final "countdown" is on and the gut check moment has arrived for president obama and governor romney as they make the crucial decisions as to where and how to marshall their resources into places they can still make a difference. and tonight, we're about to release the results of our time poll in this race, a last-minute snapshot that could give both camps a reason for hope and anxiety. and how the hurricane sandy disaster has affected this race. let's start with our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd who's just below me here on democracy plaza. >> let's get right
Oct 28, 2012 3:30pm PDT
howling and just over my shoulder the broiling chesapeake bay showing the power of hurricane sandy that's tracking towards us far off the coast. but it's landfall that has scientists using megastorm, a surprising link up between two massive storms, impacting up to 60 million people. you have to see what it looks like from space to really appreciate the size of the storm. it's simply a swirling right mass up and down across. people are heeding the urgent warnings especially in coastal regions. tonight people are under mandatory evacuation orders. new york city city and philadelphia are also preparing to shut down mass transit. our team is spread all along the mid-atlantic coast with the latest on the storm and its impact. we want to begin with the weather channel's jim cantore on the tip of lower manhattan. >> reporter: where i'm standing in about 24 hours, there's a very good chance i'll be standing here in waist-high water, if i were still standing here and i won't be. here it is on satellite as you mentioned, just a huge cloud canopy, currently about 523 miles to the south of new
Oct 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
calling a storm of historic dimensions. at its heart, hurricane sandy. a sprawling system more than 800 mimes wide. capturing these amazing images from space. after killing more than 50 people and causing heavy flooding in the caribbean sandy tonight is tracking parallel along the u.s. coast toward a rare and fateful rendezvous on monday with two other potent weather systems. call it a hybrid storm. it's expected to send the full force of sandy careening somewhere in new york with damaging winds and torrential storms. the storm will impact some 64 million people. tonight, eight states and the district of columbia are under states of emergency as officials brace for severe flooding and prolonged power outages. some mandatory evacuations are already under way. forecasters sparing no words in warning just how dangerous this storm is. we've got our team in place to cover it all. let's start in new york with weather channel meteorologist jim cantore. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. more and more preparations under way. then by the time tomorrow night rolls around, we wi
Oct 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
tomorrow afternoon. when the two elements combine, sandy will not be a hurricane. it will be an even stronger nor'easter coming in from the east of the ocean into our area. for more on that, let's go to joan collins. >> there are two elements to the storm. one is the heavy rain on the eastern shore. then we have the wind. the weather service has issued a hurricane force winds warning for the day for tomorrow. by the time the storm comes in, it will not technically be a hurricane. the wind will be hurricane- force. the wind gusts at the bridge, 21 miles an hour. at ocean city inlet, 35. 40 in the delaware bay paid in the land to, the wind is gusting to 47 miles an hour. -- 40 in the delaware bay. in the atlantic, the wind is gusting to 40 miles an hour. in the morning, we expect steady wind 30 to 35 dusting into the 50's. tomorrow night, the wind will be in the 40's gusting to the 60's. this is from after lunch until after breakfast on tuesday. we will have strong tropical force winds. temperatures will be mostly in the 50's during the daytime. at night time, they will drop into the 4
Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
sandy's devastation, both from the air and from the beach. while on the ground at this hour, there are still dramas unfolding, some of them life-threatening as president obama gets a look at sandy's devastation. nightly news begins now. >>> well, good evening, from the jersey shore, and again, if you include this entire region of several hundred miles, all of it hard-hit by this storm named sandy, the hardest hit area continues to be the shoreline of new jersey, about 130 miles from north to south. we are just back from one of our first tours, and for those of you able to see us, the folks with power, especially in the eastern region of the united states, we have been using the phrase "redrawing the map of the jersey shore" to talk about the power of this storm. we were able to see that today, there are new inlets, new beaches where they didn't exist. there will have to be new tide tables because the water is coming inland where it didn't before, the destruction is everywhere you look. we're going to start tonight with lester holt who started his journey in the storm down in virginia,
Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
borough in the city, a virtual tour through sandy's destruction. >> i feel for all the people who have problems, but you don't pull the plug at the last minute, he could have made that decision days and days ago. >> reporter: transportation was already tough, the race would have closed roads and bridges, and some complained it would have diverted valuable resources like much-needed police officers. last year, a thousand people worked the race, and sanitation workers. the mayor disagreed, saying the city critically needed the $340 million that the marathon brings in. >> new york has to show that we are here and that we're going to recover, and that we can, while we help people, still help companies that need the business and give people something to cheer about. >> reporter: race organizers started a hurricane relief fund. >> we'll be donating a million to kick this off. and we feel so strongly that this is the right thing to do. >> reporter: they said the marathon was not just a race, but about helping the city find recovery. there has been a lot of twitter traffic, today, brian, as yo
Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
night it was no match for the power of hurricane sandy. it overwhelmed the barriers and sent torrents of water and sand rushing into the town. >> is that your kitchen? >> yes. >> theresa showed us what was left of her beach front restaurant. >> that was the whole dining area. there were walls and windows. this is where our to go was, and this is our kitchen. >> there are no walls and windows now. >> it's amazing. >> let's go. >> police and firefighters went door to door, making sure there weren't any victims. as is the case up and down the shore, residents were not allowed to return home today until it's safer. given what's happened here and across the state, officials say that could take several days or more. it all happened in a matter of hours. tonight the winds are calm, it hasn't rained at all today. and the ocean is now breaking about 30 or 40 yards offshore. it's very calm. of course, brian, the damage has been done. >> when we say redo the map of the jersey shore, sadly we mean it. ron allen, thank you. >>> one of the awful drum has that unfolded last night, happened in the city
Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
like a dinner break. a much-needed one. >> i know hurricanes sandy can potentially impact 50 million to 60 million people. >> and the federal government is absolutely shut down in washington, d.c., and sally kidd is there looking at a response. >> throughout the afternoon in washington, there is a bit of traffic. for the most part, people are heading indoors. conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly. president obama received a briefing on the storm. >> president obama scrap his campaign plans and flew back to washington to deal with superstorminess sandy. this will be a big and powerful storm. >> state and local officials. >> if you need to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not pause. do not question. this is a serious storm. >> homeland securities jenna nicole itano looked at all the resources at their command. there are fema supplies in response teams up and down the coast. >> that means moving teams in from other parts of the country that they can immediately get in to help with the recovery and response. >> the advancing storm of battle the towns in new jersey and new york
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
new catastrophe just starting to come to light a full three days after hurricane sandy came to shore. and tonight, people are now reaching a boiling point over the basics, finding food and water, and waiting hours for gasoline. >>> five days to go, closing arguments on the campaign trail and what could be a deciding factor in this race. >>> and making a difference tonight, all the hero, making a difference today in this crisis. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, tonight an entire region of the country remains in the grip of a crisis, large areas are paralyzed, people are suffering and the death toll is rising. and patience is already running out because some of the areas of the civilized society are not working. put it this way, in new york city, people can't find gasoline, and some went to find food from dumpsters from the stores, because they have no power or water, and what they have is still good, although it needed to be thrown out. and since you're going to hear the memory of katrina invoked more and more in the coming days, like days. like katrina, three days lik
Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, hurricane sandy, a history-making weather event coming to shore this evening and changing the map of the coastline in some portions. tonight, some portions of the east coast are under siege and getting pounds, new york city all but cut off, trains and bridges closed, while new yorkers deal with a badly damaged construction crane on top of the tallest building in the city. tonight, the city is under massive storm warnings, nbc news beg begins now. >> this is nbc nightly news. >>> good evening, this powerful october storm will go down as one of the most colossal weather events of its kind. ten states are are under a state of major, six million americans are affected. as we come on the air, if there is any good news, the storm has pushed quickly, landfall moved up, as predicted by hours, and hopefully that will mean less duration for those in the storm zone, because the storm has the power to alter the map of the jersey shore, for starters. sandy is so large, going across 15 states from flooding in massachusetts to rain reaching all the way from michigan.
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to describe what it could do. it is near certain that hurricane sandy will make landfall, rather than turning out to sea, end of quote. dire predictions like that are coming days in advance, despite the storm that was shredded by dry air all day. not much to look at, not very powerful as the center of it sits off the coast of miami. at this moment this is what is going to happen, the set-up, the chemical reaction, when it takes a left hook, oceans will surge, trees will come down, portions of the coastline could be ravaged. we have it covered and want to talk to janice huff, how are we so confident it will blow up in size and make that left hook? >>>well, brian, there is still uncertainty with the track of the storm, but there is a certainty that it will intensify, moving into parts of the midwest and the jet stream helping to pick up, and energize the storm even more it is weaker now, the category 1 topping winds of 75. moving away from the bahamas, there is a chance it could be weaker by saturday afternoon. but then they project it will bring it back up to category 1 status, bu
Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, hurricane sandy, a history-making weather event coming to shore this evening and changing the map of the coastline in some portions. tonight, some portions of the east coast are under siege and getting pounded, power is out, new york city, all but cut off. trains and bridges and tunnels closed, while new yorkers deal with a badly damaged construction crane on top of the tallest building in the city. tonight, the city is under massive storm warnings, nbc news begins now. >> this is nbc nightly news. >>> good evening, we wanted to let our viewers on the west coast know what it is like to be on the east coast tonight, the freakishly powerful october storm will go down as one of the worst storms of all time. it is no longer technically hurricane sandy, a sub-tropical cyclone, a nor'easter to some sta states, ten states under emergency, almost half the country warned about high winds all because of this. it has officially made landfall tonight just south of atlantic city, new jersey, and has the power to alter the map of the jersey shore. and we'll see that
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